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c/o Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
Greater Manchester
OL16 1AQ

Contact Information

Telephone: 01706 924492


Opening Times

  • Visits are appointment only. Tours for small groups can be arranged.
    1. Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    2. Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Arts & Heritage reserve collections are housed at the Arts & Heritage Resource Centre.

The collections include:

  • Archives
  • Art Gallery collections
  • Museum collection

The museum reserve collections are accessible to the public through organised visits, open days and to individual visitors by appointment. Staff can also help with identifying and researching items. The archives are viewed by appointment at Local Studies, Touchstones Rochdale.

You can now also discover the Rochdale Arts & Heritage collections by searching our Online Collections Database. Currently only a selection of the collection can be searched online. This database will grow as more of our collections are digitised and our knowledge about them increases.

Please be aware that not all our collections are on display at Touchstones Rochdale at any one time and if you’re coming to see a particular object, painting or document, please contact us to check beforehand.